The WFLC Director of Community Engagement is a bridge between the Weld Family Leadership Commission and the greater Weld County community, including specific focus neighborhoods. The position develops community partnerships and coordinates the work of the WFLC and its subcommittees. It serves as a point of contact within the county for information about the WFLC and plays a critical role in the development of partnerships among Weld County organizations to accomplish the collaborative projects initiated by the WFLC. The work involves engaging neighborhoods, service providers, and government officials and assisting members of the Commission and subcommittees in the planning, implementing, and evaluation of initiatives undertaken to improve the lives of families in selected neighborhoods. This position is an employee of Weld County and reports to the Executive Committee of the WFLC, which has been delegated the authority to hire for the position and provide supervision and oversight.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. (any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)
The WFLC Director of Community Engagement represents the Commission in Weld County communities. Develops a network of community leaders in the county, the state, and across the nation and engages with them about the work of the WFLC and subcommittees. Attends meetings, lunches, school events, and other community gatherings to expand this network. Becomes acquainted with community advocates and their work and educates them about the WFLC. Builds and sustains multi-faceted community connections, relationships, and partnerships in neighborhoods where the WFLC focuses its projects. Connects with people in the neighborhood to understand their needs and plans, creates, and implements a neighborhood-driven plan in alignment with the WFLC vision of healthy, thriving, and resilient families. Participates in neighborhood and community-based collaboratives on behalf of the WFLC and as a direct liaison with the neighborhood.
The WFLC Director of Community Engagement manages the resources of the WFLC, which is primarily funding from the Weld County Board of County Commissioners general funds. Collaborates with the WFLC to create a fundraising plan, implements the plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles, and monitors and evaluates all fundraising activities to ensure goals are being achieved. Maintains a record of WFLC income and expenditures ensuring that county requirements and other funders' directives are met. Assists in the preparation and review of the annual WFLC budget. Submits all required budgetary reporting. Advises subcommittees on requests for funding to ensure compliance with county financial guidelines and other funding sources are met. Develops Requests for Proposals (RFP) and manages the process of selecting contractors in compliance with county procedures. Develops contracts with nonprofit organizations, municipalities, neighborhood groups or other entities to deliver the agreed upon services. Writes grants to fund neighborhood-driven plans supported by the WFLC. Solicits financial and in-kind donations from businesses, service providers, and government organizations to support the neighborhood projects. Establishes and maintains a performance management and presentation tool (e.g. Thriving Weld Dashboard) for reporting on neighborhood progress.
The WFLC Director of Community Engagement facilitates the ongoing development and structure of the Commission and subcommittees and recruitment of new members. Conducts research and prepares reports in response to the interests and plans of the Commission. Assists the group in identifying priority issues and drafting plans to accomplish its goals and objectives. Maintains statements of Commission and subcommittee goals, objectives, initiatives, and outcomes. Develops a comprehensive communication plan to promote the WFLC to maximize public awareness of its activities. Tracks progress and produces written reports, data, and presentations on these as required by the Commission or subcommittees or the Weld County Board of County Commissioners.
The WFLC Director of Community Engagement works with the Chair of the Commission and Subcommittee Chairs to set agendas for Commission and subcommittee meetings. Serves notices of all meetings to members. Attends all Commission, subcommittee, planning and special meetings. Takes minutes at all meetings and distributes to Commission and subcommittee members. Recruits neighborhood members to join subcommittees. Provides a new member orientation packet to new Commission and subcommittee members. Facilitates progression toward objectives by gathering documents, conducting research, and preparing reports or presentations as needed. Maintains accurate distribution lists for subcommittees and communicates pertinent information and deadlines in-between meeting dates. Mediates to resolve conflict that may arise among members of subcommittees. Position maintains membership rosters of the Commission and subcommittees. Maintains files of any documents deemed important to the Commission, maintains Commission bylaws, and assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of procedures, policies, budgets, and programs essential to the Commission.
- Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Human Services, Social Work, Public Health or related nonprofit experience.
- Masters Degree Preferred in above mentioned fields.
- Experience in community outreach, organizing and/or community engagement with demonstrated skills to bring together community stakeholders.
- Experience serving diverse populations demonstrating cultural competency and community awareness.
- Experience identifying metrics and measuring outcomes of community outreach interventions to improve the quality of life for families.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Bi-lingual (Spanish) speaking.
- Experience working with bi-lingual neighborhood leaders to communicate with residents.
- Knowledge of Weld County neighborhoods, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, county government, and school districts and institutions.
- Experience developing and managing a fundraising program.
- Facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with experience making presentations, writing press releases, and speaking with community members.
- Intermediate skill level with MS Office (Excel, Word, Publisher) and Outlook.
- Valid Colorado driver's license and liability insurance. Must provide own transportation and be willing to travel throughout Weld County.
- Successful completion of background check.
- Solid relationship management skills enhancing organizational relations and community interactions.
- Financial management skills, including tracking grant outcomes and financial reporting.